Literature : Word Choice

Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read four poems by Melissa Broder, with art by Paul K. Tunis, selected by Peter Moysaenko. Read an interview with Broder here.

Paul K. Tunis, Privacy of Greatness, 2012, pen, brush, and digital media, 17 × 8.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Melissa Broder is the author of two collections of poems, most recently Meat Heart. Poems of hers appear in Guernica, Redivider, Court Green, The Missouri Review, et al. She edits La Petite Zine. By day, she is a publicity manager at Penguin.

Paul K. Tunis makes poetry comics. His work is currently featured in the Poetry Foundation’s Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition. Recently, he authored the small book Blind to Blue and Other Things. His two online comics are Omphaloskepsis and Blind to Blue. Once his pants literally caught fire, it ruined his boots, he’s okay now.